The Heritage Scholarships are awarded to students with special gifts in the liberal arts and sciences who have demonstrated their academic potential, critical curiosity, and passion for learning. The Heritage Scholarship was established in 2001 by an anonymous donor to encourage students with significant need, who have grown up in small towns, to consider attending Wake Forest. These scholarships are awarded to students with a commitment to sharing their special gifts through service, in the spirit of the University's motto, Pro Humanitate.
The Heritage Scholarship is a competitive need-based scholarship. Applicants should complete both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA by February 15, so that need may be determined before the selection process is complete.